Due to COVID-19, Howard Days has been cancelled this year, which is sad. It's on my bucket list to visit before I am too old. Bob wrote the post below in honour of Howard Days. Please enjoy.
Last week I blogged about accepting the Pre-Tolkien Challenge. You can read that post here. Other blogs taking part in the challenge can be read here and here. And you can find the originating post that started this challenge here. In short, I have to identify three short stories published before Lord of the Rings. That … Continue reading Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge: The Gods of the North aka The Frost Giant’s Daughter
I'm visiting a golden oldy this week, mostly because it's been a horror of a week and I find myself lamenting heroes from my youth. I am not so naïve to think I'd be able to recapture that old magic. No, not at all. Though my eyes are older and my mind harder I still have … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 132: Pablo Marcos Ortega
I haven't yet dedicated a proper blog post to celebrate the birthday of one of my literary heroes, Robert E. Howard. I'm not sure I can do a better job than what other fans have done and because I'm late, it somehow feels disrespectful to now all of a sudden attempt something grand. I can, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Robert E. Howard
Born in 1941 in Barcelona, Manuel Sanjulián started his career illustrating comics for Josep Toutain's art agency Selecciones Ilustrades. During the 1970s Sanjulián illustrated a couple of movie adaptations and a comic serial in Cimoc magazine. His work began to capture the right people's attention and he flourished in the British market, later working for publishers … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 99 (Legends): Manuel Sanjulian
It's been a while since I featured a legend, so I'm doing it today. We're going back in time, folks. I give you Spanish artist, Esteban Maroto. A comic book artist, illustrator, painter, writer, and well, a living legend. Although he initially built his reputation outside the States, Maroto is best known for the short stories … Continue reading Art of Fantasy 88: Esteban Maroto